Digital Universities in the MOOC Era: Redesigning Higher Education



The 2017 ICEM conference took place in the beauteous city of Naples, and was hosted by our friends at the Universita di Napoli Federico II. The conference was one of the most memorable events ICEM members have had the good fortune to experience. It was the high level of professionalism with which it was organized and the personal attention received by all of the ICEM delegates that made such an indelible impression on us all. 



The digitalisation of higher education, as a consequence of technological development, has long been confined to providing more efficient management systems. Only recently has the digital culture made a major inroad into academic life, with the diffusion of MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, as the new e-learning format to deliver top quality content for free to millions of students worldwide. While HE Institutions are broadening access to their academic offer to online users worldwide, the corporate and NGO sectors are exploring the benefits of a more qualified online approach to training and dissemination for both personnel and clients, as well as the general public.